1 Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
friends may fail me, foes assail me,
he, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
he is with me to the end.
2 Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in him;
tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
he, my Strength, my victory wins. [Refrain]
3 Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
even when my heart is breaking,
he, my Comfort, helps my soul. [Refrain]
4 Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
storms about me, night o'ertakes me,
he, my Pilot, hears my cry. [Refrain]
5 Jesus! I do now receive him,
more than all in him I find,
he hath granted me forgiveness,
I am his, and he is mine. [Refrain]
|First Line:||Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!|
|Title:||Our Great Savior|
|Author:||J. Wilbur Chapman, 1859-1918|
|Scripture:||Psalm 17:8; Luke 7:34; Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 143:9; Philippians 4:13; Psalm 32:7; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Psalm 27:5; Luke 8:24|
|Refrain First Line:||Hallelujah! what a Savior!|
|Composer:||Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887|